Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast

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Bacon wrapped chicken breast

Bacon wrapped chicken breast elevates this humble dish into a whole new level. The bacon adds a delightfully smoky flavor, and also keeps the chicken breast extra juicy. The honey-mustard sauce finishes the dish, creating a delicacy out of the simplest of ingredients.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast
 
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Recipe type: Entree, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Primal/Paleo
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • Olive oil spray (Whole Foods now makes one with no additives)
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey*
  • 4 (8 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 strips bacon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a roasting pan with foil and fit it with a roasting rack. Spray the roasting rack with olive oil.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the mustard and honey. Divide into two portions. Set aside.
  3. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with the seasonings. Wrap each chicken breast with 2 strips of bacon.
  4. Place the wrapped chicken breasts on the prepared roasting rack. Brush them with half the mustard-honey sauce. Wash the basting brush with warm soapy water and keep the other half of the sauce for brushing the chicken breasts when they finish cooking.
  5. Bake the chicken breasts for 20-30 minutes, depending on their size, until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  6. Switch the oven to broil and broil the chicken breasts 1-2 minutes on each side, to crisp up the bacon. Brush with the remaining sauce and serve.
Notes
*To lower the carb count of this recipe, use the sauce only before baking, using just 1 tablespoon mustard and 1 tablespoon honey. Carb count for this version: 4 grams.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 1 chicken breast; Calories: 345; Fat: 7g; Carbohydrates: 9g; Sugar: 9g; Sodium: 658mg; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 56g;

 
Bacon wrapped chicken breast

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